Spotlight Interview: Shon P (@theRealShonP)

Shon P is an artist that should be on your radar. His music business savvy, repsect the hip hop craft, and is in a lane of his own. While repping his label, Savage 100 to the fullest, Shon P is making major moves and there isn’t anyone that can stop him. We got a chance to interview the buzzing artist about his upbringing, upcoming plans, music and of course one of his biggest highlights thus far. Tune in to the interview below.

Tell us about yourself and your music.
Well… first and foremost I’m a business: Music is everything. I grew up in a small community in the South of Nassau, Bahamas. When I said I wanted to make music my career, it was definitely not encouraged, but after graduating from high school, I still decided to study music at the University of the Bahamas. I just always had a goal to fill my life with music: writing, performing, producing, managing, etc.
How would you describe your sound?
Lyrics matter to me. I’m an over-thinker who plays with words like a puzzle (if that makes sense). Growing up, I also admired the way more animated artists rapped on their songs, such as Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes, Method Man and Lil Wayne. It was as if sometimes it didn’t matter what they said but how they said it, which made it sound good. So to answer your question my sound is a well balanced display of both lyrics and animation.
Talk about the experience making your song/mixtape.
In all honesty, it was fun! Cool and hard at times but what I experienced most was relief at being able to express myself and how I see the world. My music is a collection of my experiences, so it’s a way of sharing part of myself with my fans.  Because I’m a humble person in everyday life, this is my platform to get a lot off my chest.
What are you currently working on? Any new projects? Shows?
As of right now, I am working on two projects: an EP for the summer, and a 5 city U.S. tour. The itinerary is still being worked out, but you can expect to see me in NYC for sure.
What has been your biggest highlight in your music career this far?
Wow…the biggest highlight in my career thus far was being signed to Savage 100. I say this because I’m surrounded by a supportive team of talented and very capable individuals who can bring into fruition the the vision I have for myself. I strongly feel that we [Savage100] could go anywhere in the world and make our presence felt.
Name your ideal collaboration: mainstream or independent artist(s).
Locally, I would have to say MDeez and Sketch Carey. They’re both doing great work in The Bahamas, throughout the Caribbean and are really starting to reach the international markets.
Internationally, a dream would be to collaborate with Missy Elliott, J Cole, or Kendrick Lamar. Also, Chance the Rapper – and not just because he just won a Grammy, but because I like what he’s doing for indie artists like myself. I was down from the jump.
Name something random that people do not know about you.
After I’ve accomplished all that I want to do with my music, I plan to open up my own pet store. What can I say? I’m a dog person!
8. What’s one thing you have learned or discovered while being in the indie music scene/industry?
You have to put your money where your mouth is and have no expectations of anyone. Just go out there everyday and create the opportunities that you want.
What can we expect from you in the future?
Within the calendar year, you can expect an EP Release that is as addictive as hamburgers and the U.S. tour, like I mentioned, and a prime time performance at a regional awards show.
Anything else you would like to share with our readers?
I’d share with them that I’ve recently realized that life isn’t perfect and when something goes wrong never question why it went wrong. Just build from that point upward to make it into what you want it to be. Never rush the process, everyone has their time.

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